Germaine Greer

GG , scholar and media person, was one of the early and most important voices in the explosion of feminist theory and action in the 1970s. She also worked in journalism and published a satirical gardening column. She has written academic literary history, and monographs of social analysis on a number of burning topics: population control, the status of women, international relations between rich and poor countries, and environmental damage and conservation. GG has founded and run a journal devoted to the study of women's writing. Her editorial production includes a ground-breaking anthology of seventeenth-century women's poetry, as well as collected works by individual early female poets, and broader poetry selections. Her book about discovering her father's mysterious past combines biography with autobiography.
Black-and-white photo of Germaine Greer, looking at the camera and holding a tall bunch of sticks as she stretches one leg over a fence, March            1971.
"Germaine Greer" by Terence Spencer, 1971-04-01. Retrieved from https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/feminist-author-germaine-greer-news-photo/92938461. This image is licensed under the GETTY IMAGES CONTENT LICENCE AGREEMENT.

Milestones

29 January 1939
GG was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, eldest of a family which later included a sister and brother, six and eleven years younger.
Kester-Shelton, Pamela, editor. Feminist Writers. St James Press, 1996.
Wallace, Christine. Germaine Greer: Untamed Shrew. Richard Cohen Books, 1999.
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October 1970
GG published The Female Eunuch, the book of feminist analysis that made her famous.
Wallace, Christine. Germaine Greer: Untamed Shrew. Richard Cohen Books, 1999.
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British Library Catalogue.

Biography

Birth and Influences

29 January 1939
GG was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, eldest of a family which later included a sister and brother, six and eleven years younger.
Kester-Shelton, Pamela, editor. Feminist Writers. St James Press, 1996.
Wallace, Christine. Germaine Greer: Untamed Shrew. Richard Cohen Books, 1999.
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